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Move Your Way Pilot Communities Get Creative During COVID-19

In 2020, ODPHP is working with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. Due to COVID-19, pilot communities are adapting their campaigns to help people stay safe while they get active. This series will highlight local events and initiatives from the community pilot program — including creative ways to promote physical activity during social distancing...

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Helping Public Health Agencies Improve Health Nationwide

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in U.S. states and territories, freely associated states, and the District of Columbia. That means it plays a major role in improving health and well-being nationwide — and it’s an ideal partner for Healthy People 2030.

How Laws and Policies Can Help Families Overcome Barriers to Breastfeeding

A new report from the Healthy People Law and Health Policy project — The Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People’s Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States — identifies progress and priority areas for meeting Healthy People 2020 objectives related to breastfeeding...

Healthy People 2030 Is Here!

On August 18, ODPHP released Healthy People 2030 — the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative. Building on knowledge gained over the past 4 decades, Healthy People 2030 sets national objectives to address the nation’s most critical public health priorities.